Program Overview
MECHATRONICS ENGINEERING

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The program of Licenciatura in Mechatronics Engineering at Fundacion Universidad de las Americas Puebla (UDLAP) forms professionals who are highly proficient in the theoretical elements to design, develop and improve automated equipment in industry. Also, the program develop a solid knowledge to implement alternative technologies in production processes, services and in the use of computational tools for the design and improvement of mechatronic systems. The program is committed to the formation of effective communicators, team members and independent thinkers as well as with the formation of individuals who recognize universal values and the importance of life-long learning.

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives for the mechatronics engineering program focus mainly on preparing engineers capable of entering and developing successfully in the workplace or on pursuing graduate studies not only in Mexico but also in foreign companies and institutions in areas related to discipline. During the initial years of their careers, UDLAP’s Mechatronics Engineering graduates will:

PEO # 1: Have a successful career in Mechatronics Engineering by demonstrating technical proficiency in the theoretical and practical knowledge of the discipline.

PEO # 2: Have a successful career in Mechatronics Engineering and become effective communicators, team members, decision makers and leaders.

PEO # 3: Understand the global impact of the profession and recognize the social responsibility of Mechatronics Engineers.

PEO # 4: Recognize the relevance of life-long learning and commit to professional development.

Initial profile

A candidate for the UDLAP’s Mechatronics Engineering Program must have:

  • Conviction to work for the common good and to strive for success.
  • Openness in the discipline area of knowledge, culture and interpersonal relations.
  • Vision to accomplish goals through learning.
  • Have an interest and inclination to know and develop technology.
  • Have an aptitude and inclination for physics and mathematics.
  • Having penchant for experimentation.
  • Predilection for handling information in various forms: manuals, books, electronic devices to store information and internet.
Student outcomes

The Student Outcomes for the UDLAP’s Mechatronics Engineering Program are the following:

  1. an ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering
  2. an ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data
  3. an ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability
  4. an ability to function on multidisciplinary teams
  5. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems
  6. an understanding of professional and ethical responsibility
  7. an ability to communicate effectively
  8. the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context
  9. a recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning
  10. a knowledge of contemporary issues
  11. an ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

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As a graduate from the Bachelor of Mechatronic Engineering you will be able to analyze, design, evaluate, innovate, and implement mechatronic systems, with tools and methodologies of electronics, programming, manufacturing systems, electrical machines, automation, industrial robotics, mechanisms, and automotive networks. You will develop and improve automated equipment and implement technological alternatives in the production, service, and computer processes for the design of mechatronic systems, with ethics and social commitment and responding to the challenges of globalization.

Once you have finished your study program, you will have a bachelor´s degree in addition to a licenciatura degree. Therefore, your studies will be recognized worldwide.

In addition to enhancing your entry skills, at the Licenciatura in Mechatronic Engineering we propose to:

  • Help you have a successful career in Mechatronic Engineering, showing mastery of the theoretical-practical aspects of this area.
  • Be an effective communicator, and a member of multidisciplinary work teams, decision-maker, and leader.
  • Encourage you to understand the global impact of the profession and recognize the social responsibility of the mechatronic engineer.
  • Train you so you recognize the importance of continuous self-led learning for professional development.
  • Has aptitude and inclination for physics and math.
  • Is interested and likes to understand and develop technology.
  • Willing to work for the greater good and to be successful.
  • Determined to achieve goals through learning.
  • Proficient in using electronic, manufacturing, industrial robotics, and automotive network tools to meet the demand for technological solutions in mechatronics, considering safety and economic and sustainability aspects.
  • Masters the development of solutions to Mechatronic Engineering problems, using current technological advances to offer automated services required by the industry.
  • Knows the use of computer tools through theoretical-practical bases of computing and manufacturing systems to design intelligent mechatronic systems.
  • Able to establish design procedures, by identifying the national and international standards, and integrating them to manufacturing and mechanical systems, and in the design of mechanisms to solve problems.
  • Able to develop and implement projects by efficiently integrating multidisciplinary teams that benefit organizations in developing intelligent mechatronic systems.
  • Able to recommend integral solutions to problems related to mechatronic systems, analyzing the diverse formats and sources of information to implement technological alternatives in production and service processes.
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